Cooking

Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Stew Recipe

- The holidays are fast upon us, and not only do we have to plan the Thanksgiving meal, but the Thanksgiving leftovers as well. Usually in my house there are lots of turkey and maybe some potatoes, the stuffing is almost always the first thing to go. But after so long, cold turkey sandwiches and turkey and gravy tend to ...

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Making Thanksgiving a Welcoming Meal for a Celiac Guest

Thanksgiving can be the most depressing holiday for a celiac. It’s a whole day that centers around food. And no one wants to feel left out of the festivities. Part of being a celiac isn’t just the food, it’s the psychology of standing out in a crowd. I’ve found that I hate being pegged with the “special meal.” I want ...

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Microwave Two Four Two Four Pudding

Yes it is possible to microwave delicious puddings. No that isn’t a typing error in the title. When I first got married I remember someone told me how to make a sponge pudding in the microwave. This recipe became a regular treat for us and now that we have four children, this ticks all the boxes for a family pudding: ...

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My Family’s Favorite Gluten Free Eats: Seafood

Since I am frequently asked what gluten free foods my family eats I decided to start an article series called My Family’s Favorite Gluten Free Eats. When people first discover that my family is gluten free they automatically assume we have a difficult time finding things to eat. While it is true that gluten free convenience foods are not always ...

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Namaste Foods Gluten Free Bread Mix Review

Recently I made a loaf of bread using a bag of Namaste Foods Gluten Free Bread Mix. I bought this on sale at some point, and it subsequently sat in the pantry for a while. I’m not sure how long, but there’s another 8 months to go until the use-by date, so I’m not worried. I like to have stuff ...

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No More Gluten-free Hamburger Helper

  It has been a little over a year since General Mills launched gluten-free Hamburger Helper and already it has been changed. Hamburger Helper will no longer be gluten free because it is going to be processed in a different manufacturing facility that cannot be guaranteed to be free from cross contamination.  The newly processed Hamburger Helper will not have the ...

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Overcoming Gluten Free Social Isolation: Part I Communication

The phone rings…it’s my friend calling to see if I would like to come over to dinner.  Little does she know that I have just been diagnosed with Celiac disease and I’m now nervous about eating at other people’s homes…  I’m still learning what to eat and how to read labels.  I feel my heart beat increase, and my palms ...

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Penny Pinching on The Gluten-free Diet

Current economic conditions have challenged many people to look for ways to cut expenses. This problem is compounded when you’re a celiac because gluten-free foods can be expensive. Still, there are ways to trim the budget without sacrificing the foods you need and love. 1. Making a weekly menu plan reduces trips to the grocery store, saving both fuel and ...

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